May 30, 2013

garden lovers unite...

Calling all gardening lovers... Have you seen all of the fab, brand new digital stamps over in the Crafty vintage girl shop? If you haven't already, you need to check them out. Such great stamps to satisfy any gardening lovers crafty soul!

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Today I'm popping by with a quick simple card to showcase one of the new flower stamps in the new Flower Garden set. Gorgeous, large flowers to add to any crafty project. I printed mine out a few times and coloured them by hand with water colour pencils then fussy cut them out. i used a couple different thickness 3D foam tapes to get different levels to my bunch of flowers.. I just picture walking by a garden fence and seeing bunches of blooms.

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Speaking of garden fences, I painted and distressed a wooden fence piece I had lying around and used a great patterned paper from CD #1-Creating with Vintage patterns..

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There's lots more great flower images to choose from in this stamp set. Be sure to check this one out and the Vegetable Garden stamp set located in the shop:)
I'm off to do some gardening of my own! Be sure to pop back on Monday when the Crafty Girls are back to share some new tutorials and our June Linky Party!
Happy weekend!

May 26, 2013

shabby sunshine... TSTR #168

Hey there Tea Room Fans!
While I am away from home on course this week, over at The Shabby Tea Room we are full steam ahead with a brand new challenge! This week Tracey is our host and she asks that we make a card/project using:

                                           *COLOURS: YELLOW, AQUA
                                           *ADD: FLOWERS
                                           *ADD TWINE

This week our sponsor is BUGABOO stamps and I got to play with Teacup Flowers #1 and created a shaped card from the image. Play long with us and you could win 7 digital images of your choice!

This week's project was fun and simple to make. I hope you will play along with us this week. The Shabby girl's have their projects up on their blogs. Take a peek!

                                       Debbie- Paper Sweeties

                                         Lenet- To Scrap or Not to Scrap

                                         Rebecca- Paper Primrose

                                         Tracey- Trace Elementz

                                         Starr- The Paper Chase

Happy Crafting!

May 20, 2013

open window...TSTR #167

It's that time of year to throw open all the windows and let all of the spring air in. It's also time for a new challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room and our theme is windows. Create a card or project using :
                                              *COLOURS IN THE PHOTO.
                                              *INCLUDE A WINDOW.

Isn't that a great inspiration photo, provided to us by our hostess this week Rebecca! Our sponsor is My Time Made Easy and we all got to play with the "Carry It" template. Play along and you could win a great prize from MTME!

A simple little cottage with a sugar dusted glitter roof. You could make a whole village of these little carry it containers!
Hope you will play along with us this week! Be sure to check out the other Shabby Girl's blogs:
                                         Debbie- Paper Sweeties

                                         Lenet- To Scrap or Not to Scrap

                                         Rebecca- Paper Primrose

                                         Tracey- Trace Elementz

                                         Starr- The Paper Chase
Happy Creating!

May 15, 2013

birthday blessings...

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In my little circle we've got a lot of upcoming  birthdays, which means a lot of presents. With all the celebrating, and little time, I needed a little something to attach to gifts. I was able to whip up a couple mini present shaped cards, using some of my Crafty Secrets printed paper scraps. I usually put all of my scraps in a file folder just for this occasion. The idea came to me after seeing these on the Moxie Fab site awhile ago. Instead of Washi I used pretty paper scraps.

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It's so much fun to mix and match papers. Stick them all together overlapping slightly and then after adding some lace and tying a ribbon around, securing to a small card base. Super sweet and simple. The gorgeous sentiment is from the Crafty Secrets "Angel Blessings" set. Add any kind of embellies... sky's the limit.

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I hope you'll try your own present shaped mini's.
Happy Crafting:)

May 12, 2013

sweet springtime... TSTR #166

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! The Shabby Girls are back with a brand new challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room with Starr as our hostess! This week she asks that we create a card or project using:
                                        *COLOURS: PINK, GREEN, WHITE.
                                        * ADD A SEWING ELEMENT.

This week we have Janet back as our sponsor, and I'm using the beautiful Sweet Colour Paper 1 for my background today. Such a pretty pastel pink.. and those roses... swoon!


A pretty Crafty Secrets corset turned into a dress... along with a Paper Sweeties sweet sentiment. Just love the thought of getting all dressed up for an afternoon tea party. Play along with us this week and you could win collages from Janet!
Be sure to stop by the Shabby Girls and leave some love:
                                        Debbie- Paper Sweeties

                                         Lenet- To Scrap or Not to Scrap

                                         Rebecca- Paper Primrose

                                         Tracey- Trace Elementz

                                         Starr- The Paper Chase
Have a creative week peeps! See you soon!

May 6, 2013

Crafty Secrets May Linky Party...

Hey there!!
The Crafty Secrets gals are back for an all new Linky party. This month we are focusing on techniques. There's a ton of great information on all the DT blogs today so make sure to hop over to each one for a new technique.


Today I'm here to share my project using paper piecing.  I chose a pretty file from CD #2 Creating with Vintage Illustrations. Gather up all of your supplies.. Some craft glue, scissors, Gesso and a paint brush or two.


I printed my image to the size of my chipboard album and printed it 3 times. Twice on heavier card stock, and once on regular paper.


Add a good amount of glue to the chipboard and carefully glue the image printed on regular paper down.


Add some gesso to the edges of the image to soften it and paint the edges too. I watered down my gesso by about 10% to make it easier to blend on the image.


Here's a view of the before and after. Just softening the edges but still able to see the pretty font through the gesso.


With the gesso feel free to add some texture. Use thicker gesso and your brush to leave brush strokes etc. Kind of hard to see here but it has a nice texture in person.


Time to cut out the individual pieces that you want to add drama. Here I cut the edges of the butterfly wings, to add to the second butterfly. Cut out which ever pieces you want to pop out.


Use all different thickness of foam adhesive to achieve height.


Add dimension and some embellishes.


I added a little tag and some ribbons and buttons. This could be used as a plaque or as a cover for a mini album. I'm not quite sure what I will use it for just yet.
Be sure to check out the Crafty Vintage Girl shop for the 30% off sale to snag yourself some great Crafty Secrets Products and hop by the rest of the DT for step by steps and other great info:
Vicki Chrisman (Team Leader)

Michele Kovack

Darlene Pavlick

Melissa Bove

Sheila Rumney

Hope you will join us and share something that you've created using Crafty Secrets products and link up on the Crafty Secrets blog.

Happy Crafting!!

May 5, 2013

totally textured...TSTR #165

Happy Monday to you all! We're back again with a brand new challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. I have the pleasure of being your host, and this week it's all about texture! Play along and create a card or project using:
                                                  *DRY EMBOSSING

Isn't that phot just full of different textures. It's love! I just love using both of these to add detail and interest to cards. This week Debbie's Paper Sweeties are sponsoring us and I used the beautiful Fancy Monogram stamps for my banner. They are so intiricate and have such a lovely detail.


I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder and hand stitched the bird. Just love how subtle the swirls are.

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Those beautiful monograms, just adding to the sweetness.


A little texture goes a long way I say. Play along with us this week and you could win 2 stamp sets from Paper Sweeties! Be sure to visit the other Shabby Girls!
                                        Debbie- Paper Sweeties

                                         Lenet- To Scrap or Not to Scrap

                                         Rebecca- Paper Primrose

                                         Tracey- Trace Elementz

                                         Starr- The Paper Chase
Stay Sweet!